The North End is a well-established historic neighborhood of Boise, Idaho. The middle-class residential neighborhood is known for its tree-lined streets and older homes.
The neighborhood is located directly north of Downtown Boise, and its borders are Harrison Boulevard, West Hill Road, North 28th Street, and West State Street.
North End is a pedestrian-friendly urban area. Harrison Boulevard has examples of architectural styles from different eras. Historic Hyde Park and its architecture is one of the reasons it is on the National Historic Register.
North End is a family-friendly neighborhood with a good selection of schools and parks. The neighborhood schools are supported by the community and are considered architectural landmarks. North End also boasts one of the highest rates of school volunteerism in the United States.
Some of the best schools in the nation are located in North End, and it is the residents’ belief that the schools are what make the neighborhood vibrant. In 2010, Newsweek magazine rated Boise High School as one of the top 6% of all public high schools in the nation.
The neighborhood is within walking distance to the Ridge to Rivers Trail System for 75,000 acres of hiking and biking trails.
The Hulls Gulf Reserve has walking and mountain bike paths, plus an off-leash dog area. The 479-acre Military Reserve is known for its hiking and biking trails. It has controlled off-leash trails and an off-leash area for dogs. The Camel’s Back Park is a community park that includes a playground, picnic areas, courts, and an athletic field. It is ADA approved and is accessible to the Hulls Gulch Nature Area. The Veteran’s Memorial Park has a playground and a trail for walkers, in-line skaters, and bikers. The park has access to Boise Cascade Lake for fishing and wildlife viewing.